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Thread: How would you quilt this one?

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    How would you quilt this one?

    I prefer hand quilting, and my machine quilting is limited to stitch in a ditch. Given that, I look at this quilt and wonder if hand quilting would take away from the overall design. Each of the curved seams is actually raw edge and will be a little fringe after washing. The individual squares are 7" finished. So if I use a batting with a scrim I can easily just stitch a grid in the ditch of each block. If I hand quilt I'll need to quilt a little within the blocks.

    So many of you have a good eye for quilts and do beautiful work I thought I would ask for feedback. Handquilt with a pattern or machine quilt in the ditch??
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    I don't have any recommendations for quilting it, but wanted to let you know that it is a beautiful quilt.
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    I've been machine quilting for more than 10 years, but this quilt (may I add this very beautiful quilt!) would have me stumped on qulting ideas other than SID across and up and down. I do know that whatever you choose to do it will be lovely!

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    Love the quilt. If you stitch in the ditch - you'll be done sooner.

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    Not that I'm a great quilter .... but here's my 2 cents worth
    I'd emphasize the circles .... 1/4" or so inside and outside the circle.

    Can you use a batting that allows for larger spacing of the quilting?
    If not, then do some SITD for the remainder as it will be more subtle and let the circles pop out.

    Great looking quilt and unique!
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    Your quilt is beautiful. Sorry can't help u with ideas on how to quilt.

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    Very pretty quilt!! I'd like to see this after it's quilted and laundered to see the frayed effect.

    If you can SID, presumably you can do straight lines - yes?

    How about a fan effect of straight lines on the circles only? Like fingers reaching out from the center.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Great quilt top

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    I don't know how to quilt it but it sure is pretty.

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    That's beautiful...sorry, can't help with the quilting though
    Blessings from Janice

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    I don't know anything about the quilting part, but the colors are just beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Not that I'm a great quilter .... but here's my 2 cents worth
    I'd emphasize the circles .... 1/4" or so inside and outside the circle.

    Can you use a batting that allows for larger spacing of the quilting?
    If not, then do some SITD for the remainder as it will be more subtle and let the circles pop out.

    Great looking quilt and unique!
    First Your quilt is lovely!!
    After reading every ones posts I agree w/QuiltE. You might even do some echo quilting inside the circles. The circles are the focal point & would look great emphasized.
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    First, I love your quilt so far. I quilt with Thermore batting, which says to quilt it every 10". I would begin by ditch stitching and stitching over the stay stitching. That would actually be enough, although I would probably quilt a flower in each of the quarter circle ("pie") sections and perhaps 1-3 leaves in the opposite corner. Of course, now that I know how, I love free motion quilting using the embroidery/darning foot of my machine. There are too many quilts in my life to hand quilt, although I admire those who do it.

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    Beautiful! I made the same pattern and just meandered the whole thing and I think it looks good.
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    *W*O*W* Your quilt is absolutely breathtaking. I would do a 1/4" on each sie of the curved seam...perhaps even a 1/2" to really make your curves pop.Please post a picture when finished.
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    i would stitch in ditch if handquilting its a beautiful quilt
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    Absolutely beautiful!
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    That is a very stunning quilt, great job
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    The quilt is beautiful. I love batiks! I did one similar to this one that was paper pieced. If it were mine, I think I would free-motion arcs in all of the melon shapes and pebbles in all of the corner areas. Leave all of the raw edges free so they will fray when washed.

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    No recommendations, but it is gorgeous!

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    Beautiful quilt! Please post it again after it's quilted ...sorry don't have any suggestions.... Debbie
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    Beautiful! May I ask what is the pattern?
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    Quote Originally Posted by morforles View Post
    Beautiful! May I ask what is the pattern?
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    The pattern is called Crazy Curves. It came with the template I purchased. I did modify the pattern slightly. The plain blocks were actually suppose to be a 4 patch of 3" curves and I repeated the pattern to make it as wide and long as I wanted by adding a couple of extra rows (80"x90").

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    I am curious about hand quilting it also. ITS a batik and has a high thread count. I am wondering how easy it would be to hand quilt through batik.. Your quilt is beautiful..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
    I am curious about hand quilting it also. ITS a batik and has a high thread count. I am wondering how easy it would be to hand quilt through batik.. Your quilt is beautiful..
    I'll be honest, I've never hand quilted on batik fabric so this will be a learning experience. I've heard that the high threadcount causes challenges, but I'm going to give it a whirl anyway. Maybe I'll sandwich a sample piece to try before I start the whole quilt?

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